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Author Topic: USB control of IC-7000  (Read 2337 times)
KE4TQ
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« on: March 25, 2007, 07:32:13 AM »

Does anyone know of a top quality USB device to control a Icom IC-7000, IC-706, etc., series HF radio?

Thanks..
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AA6YQ
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 10:45:21 PM »

http://www.microham-usa.com/Products/USB.html

     73,

          Dave, AA6YQ
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N0IU
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 11:01:55 PM »

http://www.westmountainradio.com/RIGtalk.htm
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KI4QCS
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 08:22:03 AM »

microHam's DIGI KEYER does EVERYTHING!! including true fsk not just afsk.. I use one with my Icom IC-275 PROII and even a one mounted in a go box with a IC-7000!!

See specs. below

http://www.microham.com/

 •  No serial or parallel port required - just one USB port
- Fully integrated: Sound Radio Control, true FSK and PTT
- Computer sound card is not used
- just one cable from computer to DIGI KEYER
- Single cable from DIGI KEYER to Radio  
   •  Complete "Computer <-> Radio" electrical isolation
- transformer isolation between sound circuits and radio
- optical isolation between USB port and of ALL digital signals:
     Radio Control, CW, PTT, FSK, PA PTT, & LNA PTT
   •  Standard Sound Device - no custom drivers:
   The USB Sound Device is an industry standard device recognized by
   Windows, Apple OS 10 and LINUX. There are no custom device drivers
   to install and no compatibility problems with your favorite applications.  
   •  Ultra low noise:
- The sound circuits are designed with special attention to low noise
- At -84 dBm (typical), DIGI KEYER's noise floor is lower than any value  
     priced sound card or similar amateur product.
- 84 dB (typical) dynamic range rivals that of professional products.
- Special circuit design maintains full dynamic range and low noise floor  
     with all radios - both high level and low level outputs.    
   •  Independent transmit and receive clock  
- Transmit clock: 32000, 44100, 48000 Hz
- Receive clock: 8000, 11025, 16000, 22050, 32000, 44100, 48000 Hz
- sampling rates are native: no up/down conversion or "rounding" errors  
   •  Compatible with most standard Windows software  
- special microHAM USB Device Router creates as many virtual COM ports
    as needed to function fully with your favorite programs
- customizable presets allow instantly changing configuration
    when switching programs
   •  Supported by MacLoggerDX on Macintosh OS 10  
- supports cocoaModem and other Macintosh applications.  
   •  Integrated control port for all radios: CI-V, FIF-232, IF-232, RS-232
- fully supports Elecraft, Icom, JRC, Kenwood, Ten-Tec, and Yaesu radios
   •  Dual Channel Receive:
- Supports simultaneous, independent receive with dual receiver radios
- independent, front panel level controls for each receiver
   •  Front Panel Level Adjustments:
- Pots for Transmit level, Main Receiver level and Aux receiver level
- no need to fumble with Windows Mixer to control levels  
   •  Hardware generated FSK
- capable of sending 5/6/7/8 bits and 1/1.5/2 stop bits
- PS/2 keyboard support for direct FSK transmission without a computer
- PS/2 numeric keypad support for instant FSK message playback
- PS/2 keyboard works without a computer connection
   •  Utilizes your radio's rear panel connections (where available)
- all audio input and output is via rear panel connections
- leaves your mic connection free for the microphone  
- PTT controls mute the microphone on supported radios
   •  Independent keying buffer for Power Amplifier
- extended range solid state output for modern PA
- relay isolated output for vintage PA with negative voltage T/R relay
   •  Independent keying buffer for Low Noise Amplifier switching  
- extended range solid state or relay isolated outputs
- Bypass LNA before activating both PTT circuits for EME or scatter
   •  Hot Switch protection with user defined timing
- T/R sequencer for PTT keying outputs
   •  No external power adapter (where the radio provides auxiliary power)
- No noisy DC to DC converters
- USB and Sound chip are powered from the computer USB port
- Controller is powered from transceiver or transceiver power supply
- Will not overload your USB port  
   •  Strong RFI immunity
- integrated chokes and filters for best RFI immunity
- advanced shielding and circuit design to suppress RFI generation
   •  Input/Output connectors
- Computer: USB,  Radio: DB15
- Remote - MiniDIN6,  Amplifier keying - RCA, LNA keying - RCA
   •  LEDs for CW/FSK and PTT and Squelch
   •  Metal/Aluminum case, powder coated and silk screened
   •  Free firmware/software upgrades via internet
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AA4PB
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 08:57:43 AM »

If you just want CI-V control you can connect an Icom or other CI-V interface to a USB-Serial converter.
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AL7II
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 07:15:30 AM »

I use Ham Radio Deluxe and a G4ZLP (ZLP Electronics) http://www.g4zlp.co.uk/index.htm
I am extremly please with it.  Plug and Play device
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9K2LC
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 12:35:45 AM »

For CI-V control only I've purchased this cable for my IC-7000.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180174238912


got the cable working in vista (contact seller for drivers) but having some problems with dx4win.  doesn't seem to be the cable's fault but rather dx4win for not allowing more that two characters to be entered in the CI-V address field in the settings.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 10:01:39 PM »

I use the MICROHAM myself, and I think it's great. Never had a problem with it, and does everything I've asked it to.

I use my Microham on my Icom 7000 and 756 pro III.

Can't go wrong with the Microham!

73!
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2008, 05:25:58 AM »

Radio Shack now has an interface for some of their radio scanners that is compatible with the Icom CT-17 computer interface. It has USB connector. It is plug and play after installing the driver that comes on a cd.
Now, if I could just find a good memory management program for my computer.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2008, 12:55:09 PM »

radio shack number is 20-047
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